Friday, June 20, 2008

In the morning, in the evening; ain't we got fun!

That old theme song that was used for years for Carnival Cruise lines is very true. We were just on our first cruise with the Dynamic duo and boy did we have fun! We went with our very good friends, Shannon and Alan and their kiddos.

We had an absolutely awesome time; thanks to great company and Camp Carnival :) Seriously though, cruising has always been a favorite way for us to travel but we did not know what to expect when it came to cruising with kiddos. The Cruise line made it easy as they offered a program for the children that made both the children and us very happy. Each day our children would start asking when they could go to camp; you gotta love that! We sent them there a little bit each day so that we could partake in some adult fun :)

The weather was great so there was lots of pool time with them as well as other outdoor activities. There was not a lot of rest for the weary but there was lots of laughter to feed the soul.
One funny little tidbit to share is that Katie and Mimi could never quite understand that we were on a ship. They kept looking at other ships and telling us about them but they kept saying we were in a hotel and that "we are not on a boat!!" in a very exasperated manner as if we were severely mistaken (smirk)

The words that Katie Starr spoke as we prepared to depart the cruise sum it up quite nicely.

"I don't want to go home; I want to be on Vacation!"

I say right on girl, I do too!

I leave you with some candid and professional pics that were taken on the trip...

Three banditos and a big brother after the first day of Camp Carnival

Let's see Key West!

Mimi is an "all star" sleeper...ya gotta love that :)

Hmmmm...I think Shannon has some explaining to do

The Dynamic Duo watching the Ocean pass by outside our window

The "P" family at the southernmost point in the continental US

Ethan a little tuckered out when we picked him up at Camp Carnival

Ryan a little tuckered out when we departed the ship to head home

Here are the shots taken by the professional photographers

The next two were too funny for words.....

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Candy said...

Sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful time. Glad all the kids enjoyed themselves and that all the adults had a blast, as well. Welcome Home or should I say, Back to Reality.

Kathryn said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun!!!!!!!!! The last 2 pictures are too funny!!!!!!

Vivian M said...

Ok, the picture of Ryan taking a nap on the luggage was awesome, and the last pics were too funny!
I am so glad you all had a great vacation, and I agree with Katie on this one.
Now if I only knew what Shannon was kissing in that photo, it looked like a skeleton?

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...


I think it was a monkey statue with a gord in it's mouth! Whatever it was it was bazaar! I think that Shannon should answer this question :)

Suz said...

Your vacation looks like it was a blast. Sorry it had to end so soon. I too love those two last pictures! BUT does Ethan enjoy vacation???? Maybe he will grow up to the workaholic type. LOL

Diana said...

The last one had me laughing our loud..LOVE IT!!!
It looks like you had a BLAST.
Love the pic of the 2 FUNNY!!

Judy said...

What fun! It looks like everyone was having a blast. Gotta love kids that can pass out and sleep just about anywhere. Kylie hasn't mastered that technique yet. She just overloads the crank o' meter.

Mary said...

ROTFL! OMGosh...those photos are GREAT! Love the one of Ryan and then the one of Alan and Marc! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Tammie said...

Adoption has done so much for us. Look at the amazing friendships that have developed!

It looks like the P & W families had a great time vacationing together! The pic of Ryan says it all - tons of fun & total exhaustion! I loved all the pics!